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Homophobic Graffiti Continues in Walker Two Years Later, Culprit Remains at Large

Homophobic graffiti and posters have been found in and around the men’s bathroom in the basement of the Walker Memorial Building multiple times over the past few weeks — the latest in a string of incidents dating back at least two years, according to police reports. The messages are particularly disturbing because of their proximity to the Rainbow Lounge, a safe haven for Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender MIT community members.


Alcohol Policy Reworked, Codified Updated Institute Guidelines May Draw Student Displeasure, Distrust

In accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act, alcohol procedural guidelines have been revised and codified in hopes of consistently addressing alcohol issues in MIT dormitories, although increased diciplinary action may cause negative student responses. The guidelines outline the proper procedures to deal with alcohol problems or emergencies, such as medical transport and student confidentiality.


Minimum Responses to Common Violations

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Mendoza Appointed as New Mediation Director

The fifth floor of the student center not only boasts a renovated reading room this fall, but also the office of the newly appointed Director for Student Mediation and Community Standards, Veronica Mendoza ’96.


ILGs Offer Bids For Fall Semester

Three of MIT’s Independent Living Groups — Epsilon Theta, Fenway House, and the Women’s Independent Living Group — have given bids to students for the fall semester. Student House did not give any bids for the fall and pika was unavailable for comment. As of yet, there are no official figures regarding the total number of bids sent out by the ILGs or the total number of pledges received.


Wozniak Describes Techno Childhood; Endorses Autobiography

Steve Wozniak, inventor of the Apple II, the world’s first personal computer, and co-founder of Apple Computer, Inc., made an appearance at MIT yesterday to tell his inspirational story of success as well as sign books for his new autobiography that was released this past Monday.


Berners-Lee Speaks Out on Net Neutrality, Dark Net

Tim Berners-Lee was a software programmer working at the CERN physics research laboratory in Switzerland in the 1980s when he proposed the idea of a project based on hypertext — linking documents with software pointers.


In Short


WORLD AND NATION

Insurers Prepare For Fight Over US Terrorism Coverage
Drug Companies Say That FDA Has Tightened Its Regulations
China’s Currency Move Allows Bush Administration New Hope
NATO Plans to Command 12,000 US Combat Troops to Afghanistan
Journalists Draw Fire From Hitmen, Government Officials in Modern Iraq
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OPINION

Early Admission: Diversity Trumps Yield
Letters to the Editor
Corrections

ARTS

Interview: ‘Departed’ Stars Talk About Harvard Instead of Movie Matt Damon and Leonardo DiCaprio Fail to Engage in Unfocused Interview
Festival Announcement: What the Fluff?! A Festival to Celebrate a Massachusetts Invention
Concert Review: Pink Martini Intoxicates with Performance Great Music and Fun Atmosphere Delight Audience
CD Review: Operating on Autopilot Gomez Undergoes Renovation on Fifth Studio Release
DVD Review: ‘Stella: Season One’ DVD Released Michael Showalter, Michael Ian Black, and David Wain shine in their latest TV series

SPORTS

MIT Can’t Stop Run, Drops NEFC Opener Despite Quick Start
Women’s Cross Country Fourth in National Preview; Men Place 11th
Volleyball Alone on Top of NEWMAC
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